Thursday, 7 September 2017

Jaguar Land Rover unveils electric plans or hybrid from 2020



Every new Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) vehicle line launched from 2020 will have an all-electric or hybrid version, the company has announced.

 
The carmaker said that the first of the new models would be a fully electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-Pace, to go on sale in 2018.


JLR chief executive Ralf Speth said the move was aimed at "giving customers even more choice".


The firm, Britain's biggest carmaker, is owned by India's Tata.


In July, Chinese-owned firm Volvo said all its new models would have an electric motor from 2019, one year earlier than Jaguar's deadline.
However, both Volvo and JLR will still be manufacturing earlier models that have combustion engines.


"The internal combustion engine is state of the art," Mr Speth said. "We will see this internal combustion engine, petrols and diesels, for many years to come."


Jaguar said it had also engineered an electric version of the classic Jaguar E-type car, known as the E-type Zero. However, it was intended as a concept car and would not be available for sale.




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